Federal court rejects an application to quash enforcement proceedings

Federal court rejects an application to quash enforcement proceedings

by Sukhram  Ramkissoon A 39-year old Pastor from Ghana, who arrived in Canada as a permanent resident in March 2008, will be deported shortly to his home country. According to a recent Federal Court decision, Mr. X was convicted of sexual assault in June 2017 and sentenced to 20 months of imprisonment. As part of […]

Caribbean literary giant Edward Kamau Brathwaite dies at 89

Caribbean literary giant Edward Kamau Brathwaite dies at 89

Edward Kamau Brathwaite contended that the English spoken by the descendants of slaves in the Caribbean carried a suppressed African identity. Edward Brathwaite, also known as Kamau Brathwaite, who has died aged 89, was a Caribbean poet and historian, praised by the American poet Adrienne Rich for his “dazzling inventive language, his tragic yet unquenchable […]

Grenada’s celebrate independence in Havana, Cuba

Last Friday, 7 February 2020, Grenadian students studying in the various Provinces in Cuba arrived in Havana to celebrate Grenada’s 46th year of Independence. On Saturday the day started with students participating in their usual outdoor and indoor games while availing themselves of the opportunity to socialise with each other. There was also a steelpan […]

The PDSB prelim anti-racism report is in. Now what, Premier Ford?

The PDSB prelim anti-racism report is in. Now what, Premier Ford?

Last November, the minister of education Stephen Lecce appointed a team to review the state affairs at the Peel District School Board (PDSB). “The review is intended to address concerns about equity, including anti-Black racism, and serious issues related to governance, leadership and human resources practices in the board”, according to the news release announcing […]

Work permit for the spouse of a student in Canada can be refused if marriage not genuine

Work permit for the spouse of a student in Canada can be refused if marriage not genuine

By Sukhram Ramkissoon A reader recently contacted my office and stated that she is in Canada on a student permit.  She recently traveled to her home country and married a person whom she has known for approximately two years and they are in a genuine relationship.   She is wants him to join her in Canada […]

No solution to gun violence without stakeholders

No solution to gun violence without stakeholders

Six years into the current gun violence crisis and finally Toronto Mayor John Tory has decided to convene a meeting with GTA Mayors, Police Chiefs and Regional Chairs along with Provincial and Federal government representatives to address the crisis. In the six years from 2014 to 2019, when police data started showing that there was […]

Long-term ‘out of status’ visitor allowed to remain in Canada on humanitarian grounds

Long-term ‘out of status’ visitor allowed to remain  in Canada on humanitarian  grounds

Immigration Matters              Sukhram Ramkissoon Long-term ‘out of status’ visitor allowed to remain in Canada on humanitarian  grounds More  than  ten years  after Grace (not her real name) fled from her home in the Caribbean to escape domestic violence, she has finally got the green light from immigration authorities to remain in Canada as a permanent resident. […]

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